Peru: Day 6–Machu Picchu

As spectacular as this day was, this is all you get for now: An account of our visit requires far more than I can peck out on my iPhone keyboard. Today is our final day in Peru, during which we’ll… Continue Reading

Confessions of a Terrible Dog Mom

This is an admittedly self-indulgent post, but really, aren't they all? Still, I feel required to begin with that disclaimer because I'm feeling rather traumatized at the moment when I really have no right to be, as you shall soon… Continue Reading

Hachiko Stolen!

It’s April Fool’s Day. I’ve never been much of a celebrant of this “holiday,” but I do enjoy a good April Fool’s joke–I just don’t do ’em because I can never think of a good one. Speaking of good ones,… Continue Reading

Stella Report

I just wanted to give a quick report on Stella. Refer to this post if you want the beginning of the story. Things are going splendidly. Somewhere around the beginning of January she really settled in and became a part… Continue Reading

The Story of Stella

Saturday marked one year since our beloved dog Kramer died. Most of the hurt has faded away, but we sure do miss him. He was possibly the best dog ever. Which brings me to the subject of this post. In… Continue Reading


After looking through the Dog category on my blog, I realized the last time I posted on the subject was when Kramer died. Of course we’re still missing Kramer, but don’t forget we have another little guy named Stuart that… Continue Reading

Losing Kramer

Warning:  This is a sad story. It’s been four months since my husband and I had to put our beloved 16 year-old dog Kramer to sleep.  I’ve wanted to write about it on my blog, but frankly, the subject is still… Continue Reading

Snow Pooch

This is Stuart right after climbing out of a snow drift he fell into.  He was a good sport about it though, and continued on his walk as though nothing at all had happened.

A New Friend

I have a few new pieces of jewelry I’ve been too busy to photograph, but in the mean time, I’d like to introduce you to a new friend of mine:  Millie. I think I’m in love! Millie is a little… Continue Reading